Thursday, October 6, 2011

Perception

Fact: I have a really hard time excepting compliments.

Fact #2: I have a reallllllllllllllllllllly hard time excepting compliments regarding recent weight loss, I turn every color of red, and usually end up saying ridiculous things in return.

I saw my lady-laser-bit lady last night. She got all touchy feeling and was full of compliments regarding my recent weight loss. She sees me every 5 weeks, so apparently she really notices it. When I was laying on the table (naked from the waist down - spread eagle, hot eh?) she touched my stomach and gushed some more about how much I've lost.

Truth be told, I have felt pretty svelte of late.

But sadly, when I look in the mirror that's not the first thing I see. What I do see, is my pootch. Sometimes I pick it up, and make it talk. "Hello, I'm Amy's flab"

Every part of my body is getting smaller. Every part of my body is getting toned. Except that blasted pootch. I've been living with this pootch for the better part of 7 years now, so I know there are no amount of crunches that will make it go away.

Even at my teeny-tiniest, the beloved pootch was still present.

I'm not exactly sure what the intention of this post really is. Maybe it's that I like my body from the waist down. Maybe it's that I accept my body from the waist up. Maybe I'm seeking reassurance that I'm not the only one that picks up their pootch and makes it talk?

...or maybe it's just that I'm my own worst critic.

It's all about perception baby.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know you you feel. Ive been losing weight and at the 120 pound mark I had to do something about my flab. I had a panicle tomy (take off the floppy skin) and abdominoplasty (better know as tummy tuck). I don't know if your pooch is from weight loss or genetics but I have to tell you it's one of the best things I've ever done ... Not only cosmetically but functionally. And if it really bothers you a lot I say find a good plastic surgeon and talk to him/her about it. Good luck and I really enjoy reading your blog. Your honesty is refreshing.

Christy said...

I am just loving you lately - so impressed, proud and happy. Have always loved the fact that you are so honest.

Ever since my C-section I have the same pootch so I know exactly what you are talking about - I think if (scratch that, WHEN) I get to my goal I will think about a tummy tuck. Or pull a posh-spice, have another baby, another c-section and get the tuck at the same time ;)

Laura said...

I find the hardest thing is to accept compliments. It has taken me a long time to learn to just say "thank you". I don't always do it well.

Congratulations on your success. People are noticing and that is an added bonus. Of course, the main thing is that you are making healthy choices and you are seeing the results. Keep it up!

Mis(s)Mannered Mom said...

I had two c-sections and even so they couldn't get my kids out! That meant several pairs of hands tugging, vacuum and forceps! Ya-in a c-section! Needless to say, I knew my stomach wouldn't just bounce back, and it was my trouble area to start! As I get smaller everywhere else, it just becomes MORE prominent. Frustrating. So-I'll definitely be doing tummy tuck if I ever get to goal.

PS you look great. Just accept it! :)

Angie All The Way said...

You should not have a hard time accepting compliments! People should be gracious & say thank you and not try to take it away from themselves. There is nothing wrong with saying "aw thanks!" when someone says something nice. But I will say, I think I would have found it a little awkward being all naked & spread eagle accepting any compliments on my physique in THAT situation! *awkward* lol

I hear you on the pooch. I think I would entertain the idea of having it fixed up, but I worry because then I'd want to address inner thighs, bat wings and oh yeah, let's not forget the fact that my boobs are like wind socks now that I've had a baby! Oy

ActiveEggplant said...

One of my good friends lost 100lbs and she makes her pooch talk too - so you're definitely not the only one.

I think she's just as self conscious about it too, but she's slowly coming around to the fact that it's going to be there & using it as a reminder of how far she's come.

Danielle said...

I hear ya. I don't have a terribly prominent pooch but I do have loose skin. Not a BodyPump class goes by where I don't look down at my stomach while in plank pose and think "eff you dangly stomach. eff you."

Crys :D said...

take a breather. you're beautiful!!! <3

Susan W. - MS said...

I have lost over 100 pounds. I still have a pooch. Mine talks too. And flaps about, and slaps the top of my thighs if I get up too fast. It will always be a part of me, without surgery. But like "Angie All The Way" said there's a lot more to fix beside just the pooch! Clothes are my friend.

-susan w

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